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Mad Mex

€€ - €€€Mexican,
3401 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
+1 215-382-2221
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good38%
  • Average29%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“chicken” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar
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3401 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

They brought the Southwest Wings back! They were my favorite when I went to school there and then took them off the menu for some reason.

Thank gourshruti
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Food just ok, got their recommended burrito. Margarita had a weird taste, and sadly no salt. Once is enough for me.

Thank Shawna M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

My son (University City student) wanted to go there for his Birthday dinner. I'm not a huge Mexican food fan, but, OK, why not. Ordered some drinks, and 4 Burritos. Drinks came promptly, but the Burritos were a different story. After another round of drinks,...More

Thank kerrjg
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in last night for an app and a margarita and sangria swirl. Both delicious and reasonably priced. Nice outdoor section and cool Mexican Decor inside. Cool Vibe.

Thank LadyVNJ
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Had late lunch while waiting for my children at Penn. It is a classic university eatery. Filled with loud, chattering college students. I sat outside as the weather was perfect. Service was quick and efficient. They do not give free salsa and chips like most...More

Thank Sandeep T
Reviewed 28 April 2017

There's a great vibe at Mad Mex once you find it tucked away slightly off the street. We were a large group and had to split across two tables but had a good time nonetheless. It was very busy and so we had to wait...More

Thank F C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Went to this pace for a take out. Their beer selection was good. We just wanted an additional soup to go & they recommended ChickPea soup and we ordered it. Apparently, what we got was a chickpea ‘dry’ salad! My wife suggested me that there...More

Thank Prateek K
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Somewhat hidden behind the Dunkin Donuts on Walnut between 34th and 36th, this little restaurant is a gem. I had the chicken chimi which comes generously portioned with black beans and rice for $10.75, which I ate all of even though it was way more...More

Thank BizexecMi
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Went on a Thursday night. It was bustling with people! Popular with the college crowd. Don't expect seats. Had a couple of Margaritas which was quite nice.

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I must say their menu was very comprehensive and had something for everyone. The place was dimly lit with chilli shaped lights. It is a decent casual dining. They had lots of foot fall and they were managing it well. The serving portion was big...More

Thank Anupam S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Mexican, Bar
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3401 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-382-2221
  • E-mail
We spin an American food mashup of Mexican, Southeast Asian, and Spanish. Also mixing up great margaritas. Join us for the MADDEST happy hour in University City. Pull up a stool, join us at the Mad Mex University City. We are Funky and not scared to put fun things together if they taste good. We make just about everything from scratch daily. Inspired by West Coast food: healthy, fun, local, experimental. And microbrews. We don't use any lard but simple marinades of citrus and spices. We love Mexican food and big flavors, big plates, fire and sunshine, beer and tequila to wash it down. That is why we are Funky Fresh Cal-Mex! This ain't no Mexican restaurant, this is MAD MEX! Come in and enjoy one of the best happy hours in University City. Check out our specials: *HAPPY HORA: -Weekdays 4:30-6:30 - Half off all draft beers! -All House Margaritas on special: $7 Big Azz, $5 16oz and $3 12 oz. -Half off all wings! (Except boneless) *STUDENT HALFSIES: -Monday-Thursday 2-4pm and 11pm-1am Every Night -Half off food with valid student ID! (Some menu items excluded) *LATE NITE MARGARITA SPECIAL -10pm-Midnight Every Night! - $7 Big Azz Margaritas QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS or MEX-CELLENT TIPS? Write on our Wall and tell us what's up! We do ask you to respect the community. All commentary will be reviewed and any items posted that are disruptive, offensive or use profanity will be removed.
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